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by I. E. Irodov.
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The book is intended for college undergraduates majoring in Physics. It contains about 2000 problem covering the major areas of Physical science: mechanics, thermodynamics, molecular physics, electrodynamics, oscillations and waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. Each section is preceded by a short summary of appropriate formulas whose total number exceeds 300. The answers to all of the problems are given at the end of volume. Most difficult problems are provided with explanations....
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Topics: physics, problems, solutions, mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodyanmics, optics,, mir publishers...
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by I. E. Irodov
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Fundamental Laws of Mechanics  was first published in English by Mir in 1980. Currently there is 2002 reprint still in stock from CBS Publishers. The objective of this book is to draw the readers’ attention to the  basic  laws of mechanics, that is, to the laws of motion and to laws of conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum, as well as to show  how  these laws are to be applied in solving various scientific problems. At the same time author has excluded all things of minor...
Topics: mechanics, physics, netwon's laws, momentum, relativity, conservation, angular momentum,, irodov,...
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The main idea The main idea behind this book is to amalgamate the description of the basic concepts of the theory and the practical methods of solving problems in one book. Therefore, each chapter contains first a description of the theory of the subject being considered (illustrated by concrete examples) and then a set of selected problems with solutions. The problems are closely related to the text and often complement it. Hence they should be analYfed together with the text. In author’s...
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Topics: electromagnetism, physics,, irodov, mir publishers, moscow, physics, mechanics, problems
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by V. S. Wolkenstein
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When solving a problem, first of all establish the physical laws which it is based on. Then use the formulas expressing these laws to solve the problem in symbols, and finally substitute the numerical data in one system of units. This collection of problems is based on the International System of Units preferred today in all the fields of' science, engineering and economy. Other units can be converted to 51 units with the aid of the relevant tables given in this book. Each section is preceded...
Topics: problems and solutions, mechanics, kinetmatics, dynamics, statics, thermodynamics, gases, gas...
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by A. A. Pinsky
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This book offers the reader over 750 problems concerning the same subject matter as is treated in the two volumes of  the "Fundamentals of Physics". The order of presentation of the theoretical material is also the same. The availability of a great number of problem books based on the traditional school physics curriculum prompted us to enlarge those sections which are absent from traditional problem books, namely the dynamics of a rotating rigid body, the elements of the theory of...
Topics: physics, problems and solutions, quantim physics, nuclear physics, elementary particles, vibrations...
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The whole book is presented as a relatively free-flowing dialogue between the AUTHOR and the READER. From one discussion to another the AUTHOR will lead the inquisitive and receptive READER to different notions, ideas, and theorems of calculus, emphasizing especially complicated or delicate aspects, stressing the inner logic of proofs, and attracting the reader's attention to special points. I hope that this form of presentation will help a reader of the book in learning new definitions such as...
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Topics: mathematics, calculus, mir publishers, calculus, high school, mir books
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by V. P. Minorsky
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About the book: The list of topics covered is quite exhaustive and the book has over 2500 problems and solutions. The topics covered are plane and solid analytic geometry, vector algebra, analysis, derivatives, integrals, series, differential equations etc. A good reference for those looking for many problems to solve. The book was translated from the Russian by Yuri Ermolyev and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1975. Chapter I. Plane Analytic Geometry 11 1.1. Coordinates of a Point...
Topics: mathematics, problems and solutions, algebra, calculus, geometry, series, differential equations,...
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by V. Zubov, V. Shalnov
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We now come to the much anticipated " Problem Books " series and start with Problems in Physics by V. Zubov and V. Shalnov . This will be a good material for those who are preparing for Olympiads and other competitive exams. For the most part, this is a collection of modified problems discussed in extracurricular circles and at tutorials and Olympiads at the Moscow University. In selecting and preparing the problems for this collection the authors attempted to focus the attention of...
Topics: physics, problems and solutions, mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, optics, electrodynamics,...
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This book is intended primarily for students taking general courses in atomic and nuclear physics. It contains, however, a sufficiently large number of problems lying beyond the general course to make it also useful in the study of some special courses. The volume contains over 1000 problems. The solutions of the most complicated of them are provided with detailed explanation. A brief summary of the basic terms and definitions at the beginning of each chapter also makes the solving easier. The...
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This text is meant for students of higher schools and deals with the most important sections of mathematics-differential equations and the calculus of variations. The book contains a large number of examples and problems with solutions involving applications of mathematics to physics and mechanics. The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1970. There were two reprints one in 1973 and one in 1977. The book here is to the third...
Topics: mathematics, partial differential equations, calculus of variation, boundary value problems, ritz...
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by B. Bukhovtsev, V. Krivchenkov, G. Myakishev, and V. Shalnov.
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This collection of 816 problems is based on the textbook "Elementary Physics" edited by Academician G. S. Landsberg. For this reason the content and nature of the problems and their arrangement mainly conform with this textbook. There is no section devoted to "Atomic Physics", however, since the exercises in Landsberg's book illustrate the relevant material in sufficient detail. Some problems on this subject have been included in other chapters. The problems, most of which...
Topics: physics, problems in physics, elementary physics, mir publishers, moscow, science
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by Lev Tarasov
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This text is divided into two major parts.  The aim of the first part is to convince the reader that the random world begins directly in his or her own living room because, in fact, all modern life is based on probability.  The first part is on the concept of probability and considers making decisions in conflict situations, optimizing queues, games, and the control of various processes, and doing random searches. The second part of this text shows how fundamental chance is in nature using...
Topics: physics, statistics, probability, laws, natural selection, quantum mechanics, randomness,...
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by A. N. Matveev
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Electricity and Magnetism by A. N. Matveev . This course reflects the present level of advancement in science and takes into account the changes in the general physics curriculum. This course mainly aims at the description of the experimental substantiation of the theory of electromagnetism and the formulation of the theory in the local form, i.e. in the form of relations between physical quantities at the same point in space and time. In most cases, these relations are expressed in the form of...
Topics: physics, electricity, magentism, maxwell's equations, gauss' law, current, potential
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by L. V. Tarasov, A. Tarasova
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(Reader) will find this text to be perhaps more like a freely told story or, rather a freely conducted discussion. This is a book on physics education and misconceptions of students regarding many topics in elementary physics. The English edition of this book was published in 1973 and was translated from the Russian by Nicholas Weinstein .
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Topics: physics, school, education, misconception, forces, kinematics, hydrostatics, optics, electrodynamics
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by M. Krasnov, A. Kiselev, G. Makarenko
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As the name suggests the book is about integral equations and methods of solving them under different conditions. The book has three chapters. Chapter 1 covers  Volterra Integral Equations  in details. Chapter 2 covers  Fredholm integral equations . Finally in Chapter 3, Approximate Methods for solving integral equations are discussed. There are plenty of solved examples in the text to illustrate the methods, along with problems to solve. This will be a useful resource book for those...
Topics: integral equations, volterra integral equations, kernels, convolution, euler integrals, abel's...
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by A. N. Matveev
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About the book: This is the first volume (second Russian edition) of a course on general physics (the second, third and fourth volumes were published in 1985 (Molecular Physics), 1986 (Electricity and Magnetism) and 1988 (Optics) respectively; the fifth volume (Atomic Physics) is under preparation). This book provides the theoretical background. Of course, it also contains a description and analysis of physical phenomena, measurement of physical quantities, experimental methods of...
Topics: physics, mechanics, theory of relativity, special relativity, newtons laws, conservation laws,...
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by L. D. Landau, A. I. Kitaigorodsky
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The subject matter of Physical Bodies has undergone the least change. It is largely the first half of the previous edition of Physics for Everyone. Since the first book of the new edition contains phenomena that do not require a knowledge of the structure of matter, it was natural to call it Physical Bodies. Of course, another possibility was to use, as is usually done, the title Mechanics (i.e. the science of motion). But the theory of heat, which is covered in the second book, Molecules, also...
Topics: physics, mechanics, heat, netwons laws, force, momentum, velocity, vectors, thermodynamics
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by Ya. B. Zeldovich, I. M. Yaglom
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This book is a joint attempt of a physicist and a mathematician to write an entirely new type of book for future scientists and engineers. … The purpose of this book is to enable the future physicist (chemist, engineer etc.) to use higher mathematics in his or her work by mastering its methods without going into full logical substantiation of them, allowing the student to view mathematics as a section of natural sciences and to solve as many concrete  problems as possible. This book is...
Topics: mathematics, applications, derivatives, functions, graphs, calculus complex numbers, integration,...
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The present book is the first volume of a three volume general course in physics. From the Preface: I have done everything in my power to acquaint students with the basic ideas and methods of physics and to teach them how to think physically. This is why the book is not encyclopedic in its nature. It is mainly devoted to explaining the meaning of physical laws and showing how to apply them consciously. What I have tried to achieve is a deep knowledge of the fundamental principles of physics...
Topics: physics, mechanics, molecular physics
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The present book is intended for persons acquainted with differential and integral calculus and with vector algebra. The fundamentals of vector analysis are set out in the text as needed. The main object of this book is to find out the physical meaning and content of the fundamental laws and postulates of the theory of electricity. In comparison with this object, only a subordinate part is relegated to formal and logical harmony, and to a strict and ordered treatment. Not trying to achieve...
Topics: physics, science, electrodynamics, electromagnetism, maxwell' equations, electromagnetic induction,...
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by A. V. Bitsazde
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The present book consists of an introduction and six chapters. The introduction discusses basic notions and definitions of the traditional course of mathematical physics and also mathematical models of some phenomena in physics and engineering. Chapters 1 and 2 are devoted to elliptic partial differential equations. Here much emphasis is placed on the Cauchy- Riemann system of partial differential equations, that is on fundamentals of the theory of analytic functions, which facilitates the...
Topics: mathematical physics, physics, equations, differential equations, elliptical, parabolic,...
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by Yu. V. Novozhilov, Yu. A. Yappa.
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This book originated from our experience in teaching electrodynamics as part of a series of lectures in theoretical physics. The lectures were read at the Leningrad State University for all students of the physics faculty, both future theoreticians and experimenters. The subject matter follows from what the students learned about electricity and magnetism in the general physics course, On the other hand, an electrodynamics course must serve as the basis for many special disciplines, such as...
Topics: physics, electrodynamics, maxwells equations, relativity, electromagnetism, waves, dielectrics,...
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by V. P. Mikhailov
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This book has developed from courses of lectures given by the author over a period of years to the students of the Moscow PhysicoTechnical Institute. It is intended for the students having basic knowledge of mathematical analysis, algebra and the theory of ordinary differential equations to the extent of a university course. Except Chapter I, where some general questions regarding partial differential equations have been examined, the material has been arranged so as to correspond to the basic...
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Topics: mathematics, partial differential equations, elliptic equations, hyperbolic equations, parabolic...
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The aim of this book is to acquaint the reader with the concepts and ideas of quantum mechanics and the physical properties of matter; to reveal the logic of its new ideas, to show how these ideas are embodied in the mathematical apparatus of linear operators and to demonstrate the working of this apparatus using a number of examples and problems of interest to engineering students.
Topics: quantum mechanics, physics, classical physics, mathematics, uncertainity principle, linear operators
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SOVIET CHILDREN'S BOOK IN HINDI KIDS LITERATURE, MIR, MALYSH, RADUGA, PROGRESS, FOLKTALES FROM UZBEKISTAN
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by Shaskol’skaya and El’tsin
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The present collection of problems is a further development and revision of our book Selected Physics Problems, which was published in 1949 and was soon sold out. The basis of our earlier book was formed’ by problems set over a number of years in the “Olympic” examinations set in Physics .to schoolchildren. by the Physics Faculty of the Lomonosov State University in Moscow. A large number of teachers and a number of the students of the Physics Faculty of the Moscow State University...
Topics: problems in physics, maths, mir publishers, physics, Olympiad, technology
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by A. V. Bitsadze, D. F. Kalinichenko
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The present book is a collection on the problems on the equations of mathematical physics studied in colleges with comprehensive mathematical programme. It consists of two parts, the first of which contains the conditions of the problems and the second the answers to the problems and detailed explanations of the solutions of the most difficult problems. The material of the first part is divided into five chapters in which the problems are grouped according to the type of partial differential...
Topics: mathematical physics, problems and solutions, differential equations, partial differential...
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by N. Vasilyev, V. Gutenmacher
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The authors N. B. Vasilyev and V. L. Gutenmacher are professors of mathematics at Moscow University. N. B. Vasilyev works in the field of the application of mathematical methods to biology, while V. I. Gutenmacher works in the field of mathematical methods used in the analysis of economic models. In addition to their scientific work, they have both written many articles and books for high school and university students, and have worked with the Correspondence Mathematics School, which draws its...
Topics: mathematics, curves, equations, fucntions, quadratic, maxima, minima, problems and solutions,...
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by A. Panchishkin, E. Shavgulidze
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This study aid is to help the student to master the basic techniques of solving difficult problems in trigonometry. The book contains theoretical material, many worked competition problems, and some problems to be solved independently (the answers being at end of the book.) Intended for high-school and precollege students.
Topics: mathematics, problem books, trigonometry, functions, calculus, algebra
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The book is intended for those preparing for university entrance examinations in physics. The contents and sequence of topics are in keeping with the requirements for such examinations. The few sections beyond the en- trance examination programme are marked by circles. In view of the introduction of the elements of higher mathematics to the high-school curriculum, some problems have also been illustrated using differential calculus. The author has endeavoured to present the basic principles of...
Topics: physics, mechanics, problems and solutions, electrdyamics, thermodynamics
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Book 2 of the General course on physics
Topics: physics, electricity magnetism, wavs, optics
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In this post we will see another book in the Problems and Solutions book, namely, General Methods for Solving Physics Problems by B. S. Belikov About This book attempts to create systematic use of generalised methods , general methodological principles, and very general concepts in a segment of students instruction of vital importance, the solution of physics problems. The approach is based on the application of the most general concepts of physics to the solution of any problem. I consider the...
Topics: physics, problems and solutions, kinematics, laws, general methods, mechanics, rigid body,...
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by I. V. Savelyev
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Fundamentals of Theoretical Physics Volume 1 Mechanics, Electrodynamics by I. V. Savelyev The book was translated from the Russian by G. Leib. The book was first published in 1982, revised from the 1975 Russian edition by Mir Publishers. The book being offered to the reader is a logical continuation of the author's three-volume general course of physics. Everything possible has been done to avoid repenting what has been set out in the three-volume course. Particularly. the experiments...
Topics: physics, Mechanics, Electrodynamics, electromagnetic waves, maxwells equations, dipole,...
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by A. G. Sveshnikov, A. N. Tikhonov
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About the book The book covers basic aspects of complex numbers, complex variables and complex functions. It also deals with analytic functions, Laurent series etc. Contents Introduction 9 Chapter 1. THE COMPLEX VARIABLE AND FUNCTIONS OF A COMPLEX VARIABLE 11 1.1. Complex Numbers and Operations on Complex Numbers 11 a. The concept of a complex number 11 b. Operations on complex numbers 11 c. The geometric interpretation of complex numbers 13 d. Extracting the root of a complex number 15 1.2....
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Topics: mathematics, complex variables, conformal mappings, complex numbers, functions
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by L. D. Landau, A. I. Kitaigorodsky
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The book is devoted mainly to a study of the structure of matter dealt with from various aspects. The atom, however, remains, for the time being, indivisible particle conceived by Democritus of ancient Greece. Problems related to motion of molecules are considered, of course, because they are the basis of modern knowledge of thermal motion. Attention has been given, well, to problems concerning phase transitions.
Topics: physics, thermodynamics, molecules, matter, solutions, giant molecules, atoms, temperature
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by A. I. Kitaigorodsky
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This book deals with physical phenomena in which our attention is focussed on the on the next level in the structure of matter â the electrical structure of atoms and molecules. Electrical and radio engineering, without which the existence of todayâs civilization is unconceivable, are based on laws governing the motion and interaction of electrical particles, primarily electrons, the quanta of electricity. The main subjects of this book are electric current, magnetism and electromagnetic...
Topics: physics, electrodynamics, electrons, electric current, magnets, magnetism, electromagnetic fields,...
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The book covers different aspects of nuclear physics. In chapters 1 to 4 basics of nuclear physics and interactions of elementary particles are considered. Topics covered are atomic structure, elementary particles (Chapter 1), properties of nucleus and nuclear particles (Chapter 2), nuclear transformations (Chapter 3) and interactions (Chapter 4). Chapter 5 talks about moderation of neutrons and thus sets stage for the chapters on nuclear reactors (Chapters 6, 7 & 9). The book also talk...
Topics: nuclear physics, nuclear reactors, physics, nuclear engineering, fast breeder reactor, critical...
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Here is a fascinating and non-technical introduction to ubiquitous effects of symmetry. Starting with geometrical elements of symmetry, the author reveals the beauty of symmetry in the laws of physics, biology, astronomy and chemistry. He shows that symmetry and asymmetry form the foundations of relativity, quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, and atomic, sub-atomic and elementary particle physics and so on. The author would like to attract the reader's attention to the very idea of symmetry...
Topics: quantum mechanics, physics, relativity, symmetry, mathematics, elementary particles, art, aesthetics
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by L. V. Tarasov
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Among the outstanding achievements of science and engineering in the 20th century, the laser occupies by right a major position. First lasers made in 1960 paved the way for the vehement development of laser technology. Today, lasers and laser systems find wide lise in many fields of science and engineering. They are employed in communications systems, computers, navigation equipment, measuring instruments, and in complicated technological processes. Biology, medicine, and various chemical and...
Topics: physics, lasers, technology, applications, history, coherence, monochromaticity, fusion, types of...
Book 3 of the general course in physics
Topics: Physics, quantum mechanics, Quantum Optics, Atomic Physics, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics,...
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by R. Gladkova, N. Kutylovskaya
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This collection of questions and problems in physics is in ­ tended for the students of correspondence courses and evening classes in interm ediate colleges and is in accord w ith the existing curriculum . The purpose of this book is to teach the students how to solve problem s in physics. This should stim ulate corre­ spondence course students to work independently, encourage them to accum ulate an adequate theoretical background, and develop in them the requisite ap titu d e for practical a...
Topics: physics, problems and solutions, molecular physics, mechanics, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics,...
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In this booklet the author did not pursue the aim of presenting the basic properties of inequalities and made an attempt only to familiarize students of senior classes with some particularly remarkable inequalities playing an important role in various sections of higher mathematics and with their use for finding the greatest and the least values of quantities and for calculating some limits. The book contains 63 problems, 35 of which are provided with detailed solutions, composing thus its main...
Topics: little mathematics library, mathematics, mir publishers, bernoulli inequality, extremal values,...
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The booklet describes various theories to which a deep study of the problem of dividing a line segment in a given ratio leads. Considering this elementary and those related to it, the reader will make a short travel over some branches of mathematics come into contact with affine and projective geometry and the theory of groups, though in most cases without mentioning those names. The book is intended for pupils of the senior forms; in its main parts it can be easily grasped by pupils of the...
Topics: mathematics, geometry, ratio, geometrical constructions, ceva's theorem, cross ratio, geometry,...
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This book concludes the series Physics for Everyone by the world-renowned scientist, winner of the Nobel and Lenin prizes, academician Lev Landau and the distinguished physicist Alexander Kitaigorodosky, This book discusses in a simple easy-to-understand manner the phenomenon of electromagnetic waves, thermal radiation, and current treatment of spectroscopic analysis. Provides an introduction to the field of nuclear physics and explains the most common types of lasers. Outlines principal...
Topics: physics, radiation, photons, nuclear physics, thermal radiation, electromagnetic waves,...
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by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Soviet literature book on a dog
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by M. Vygodsky
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This handbook is a continuation of the Handbook of Elementary Mathematics by the same author and includes the material usually studied in a mathematics course in higher educational institutions. The designation of this handbook is twofold. Firstly it is reference work in which the reader can find definitions (what is a vector product) and factual information, such as how to find the surface of a solid of revolution or how to expand the function in a trigonometric series, and so on. Definitions,...
Topics: mathematics, handbooks, elementary, Tables, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry (Plane and Solid),...
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by A. I. Markushevich
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Remarkable Curves by A. I. Markushevich in Little Mathematics Library As the title suggests the books takes the reader through various curves and how they can be materialised, just have a look at the table of contents below.  The preface of the book says: This book has been written mainly for high school students, but it will also be helpful to anyone studying on their own whose mathematical education is confined to high school mathematics. The book is based on a lecture I gave to Moscow...
Topics: mathematics, curves, equations, graphs, locus, exponential, cycloids, little mathematics library,...
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by S. P. Myasnikov, T. N. Osanova
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The main purpose of the book is to help those preparing for entrance examinations to  engineering colleges in revisiing the high-school physics course and in further studies at the college. The fourth edition of the book came out in 1981.  Amendments to the physics curriculum at the high-school and polytechnic level have been incorporated as well as extra material on other branches of the physics course.  The 6Eth edition was prepared by taking into account the modified style of problems set...
Topics: problems and solutions, mechanics, kinetmatics, dynamics, statics, thermodynamics, gases, gas...
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by E. S. Wentzel
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The author of this booklet describes in popular language how probability theory was developed and found wide application in all fields of modern science. This book can be considered as an introduction towards a more thorough study of probability theory and is intended for a wide circle of readers.
Topics: mathematics, statistics, propability, chance, random variables, frequency, applications
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In the preface Sharygin says: This volume contains over 600 problems in plane geometry and consists of two parts. The first part contains rather simple problems to be solved in classes and at home. The second part also contains hints and detailed solutions. Over 200 new problems have been added to the 1982 edition, the simpler problems in the first addition having been eliminated, and a number of new sections- (circles and tangents, polygons, combinations of figures, etc.) having been...
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This book offers a geometric theory of logarithms, in which (natural) logarithms are represented as areas of various geometrical shapes. All the properties of logarithms, as well as their methods of calculation, are then determined from the properties of the areas. The book introduces most simple concepts and properties of integral calculus, without resort to concept of derivative. The book is intended for all lovers of mathematics, particularly school children.
Topics: mathematics, little mathematics library, logarithms, areas, mir publishers, integral calculus
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by I. V. Savelyev
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Fundamentals of Theoretical Physics Volume 2 Quantum Mechanics by I. V. Savelyev The book was translated from the Russian by G. Leib. The book was first published in 1982, revised from the 1977 Russian edition by Mir Publishers. The present book is the second volume of a guide to theoretical physics. As in the first Volume I have adhered to the rule of omitting what is explained in sufficient detail in modern general courses of physics. In particular, the experimental fundamentals of quantum...
Topics: physics, quantum mechanics, scattering theory, Radiation Theory, Atoms and Molecules, Identical...
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by G. A. Alekseev
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With the discovery, between 1845 and 1847, of the principle of conservation of energy, the importance of energy for human life and progress was recognized, and scientists gave energy the romantic name of `The Queen of the Worldâ. Some twenty years later scientists discovered entropy, a measure of the dissipation of energy. This book outlines the history of the formulation of these two notions. Ideas and concepts that were crystallizing in the human mind for thousands of years as the result of...
Topics: physics, energy, entropy, machines, thermodynamics, second law, negentropy, machines, conversion
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... the goal of this book is to make the material about chemistry and its problems more understandable. About the Book This book is about chemistry, one of the most important sciences studied by humanity. It consists of a series of essays, each considering one field of chemistry, or a key notion, or an important compound. A feature of this book is that each essay is accompanied by descriptions of simple experiments, which can easily be performed at home. Some of the principles by which...
Topics: chemistry, education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry
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Topics: physics, mathematical physics, differential equations, generalized functions, functions, fourier...
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Everybody had at some moment used the words âprobabilityâ and ârandom variableâ. The intuitive idea of the probability (considered as frequency) corresponds more or less to the true meaning of this concept. But as a rule the intuitive idea of the random variable differs quite considerably from the mathematical definition. Thus, the notion of the probability is assumed known in Sec. 2, and only the more complicated notion of the random variable is clarified. This section cannot replace a...
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by Yu. Vladimirov, N. Mitskievich, J. Horsky
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An historical survey of our ideas about space, time and gravitation. In three chapters, the authors consider how space and time were perceived from ancient times to the present (as marked by the publication of Einsteinâs theory of relativity) how they are now perceived, and finally how this field of mathematics and physics might develop in the future. Although there are many presentations of our current understanding of this subject on the market, the topics covered in the second chapter of...
Topics: physics, astrophysics, relativity, general relativity, space-time, black holes, cosmology,...
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by YA. B. Zeldovich, A. D. Myskis
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This book is not a textbook in the ordinary sense of the word but rather a reader in the mathematical sciences. Using simple examples taken from physics and a variety of mathematical problems, we have tried to introduce the reader to a broad range of ideas and methods that are found in present-day applications of mathematics to physics, engineering and other fields. Some of these ideas and methods (such as the use of the delta function, the principle of superposition, obtaining asymptotic...
Topics: mathematics, numerical methods, integrals, series, functions, complex variables, dirac delta...
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This booklet is intended for high-school students interested in mathematics. It is concerned with approximating real numbers by rational ones, which is one of the most captivating topics in arithmetic. ⦠Continued fractions represent one of the most perfect creations of 17-18th century mathematicians: Huygens, Euler, Lagrange, and Legendre. The properties of these fractions are really striking. The following should be borne in mind when reading this booklet. Topics easily understandable are...
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The book acquaints the reader with complex numbers and functions of a complex argument (including Zhukovskyâs function as applied to the construction of a wing section). The material is presented in a geometric form. Complex numbers are considered as directed line segments and functions as mappings. To prepare the reader to such an understanding of complex numbers, we begin with a geometric interpretation of real numbers and operations on them. The book is based on a lecture delivered by the...
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by A. S. Mishchenko, Yu. P. Solovyev, A. T. Fomenko
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About the book This problem book is compiled by eminent Moscow university teachers. Based on many years of teaching experience at the mechanics-and-mathematics department, it contains problems practically for all sections of the differential geometry and topology course delivered for university students: besides classical branches of the theory of curves and surfaces, the reader win be offered problems in smooth manifold theory, Riemannian geometry, vector fields and differential forms, general...
Topics: tensors, fibre spaces, cohomology, topology, mathematics, problems, curves, smooth manifold,...
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In this post we will see Introduction to Semiconductor Theory by A. Anselm . About the book: This book has been written mainly for the benefit of people engaged in experimental work in the field of semiconductor physics. It will probably prove useful to students specializing in physics. Among the principal subjects treated in this book are crystal lattice vibrations, the laws of electron motion in an ideal and a perturbed periodic fields, the kinetic equation and transport phenomena (electric...
Topics: physics, semiconductors, electrons, holes, energy gap, band structure, transport pehnomena, metals,...
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In this booklet we shall consider some simple methods of plotting graphs from given formulas. We shall be dealing here with graphs of a different kind, with graphs that must be plotted from given mathematical formulas. A need for such graphs often arises in various fields of knowledge. Thus, in analysing the theoretical course of some physical process, a scientist obtains a formula yielding some magnitude with which he is concerned, for example, the amount of product obtained relative to time....
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by M. Razamkhnin
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In this booklet based mostly on Soviet and foreign periodicals the reader will find a story of radar. It tells, in a simple and informal manner, what radar is, what it does, and how, and why is it that radar has come to playa leading role in the present-day world. The booklet uses not a single mathematical formula; where necessary, pictures come to the readerâs help. The booklet has been written for a layman interested to know how and where radio and electronics serve man. From it, the reader...
Topics: science, radar, astronomy, radio, waves, electromagnetic, receivers
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The book is devoted to one of the most interesting branches of number theory, the solution of equations in integers. The solution in integers of algebraic equations in more than one unknown with integral coefficients is a most difficult problem in the theory of numbers. The theoretical importance of equations with integral coefficients is quite great as they are closely connected with many problems of number theory. Moreover, these equations are sometimes encountered in physics and so they are...
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A course on Differential Geometry And Topology
Topics: mathematics, topology, differential geometry
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by B. M. Yavorsky, A. A. Pinsky
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Two volume course on fundamental physics
Topics: physics, mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, electricity magnetism
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This book treats in a popular manner the elements of game theory and some methods for solving matrix games. It contains almost no proofs and illustrates the basic principles with examples. To be able to read the book, an acquaintance with the elements of probability theory and calculus is enough. The book is intended to disseminate the ideas of game theory which have practical economic or military applications.
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by R. Podolny
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The present book relates the history of views, the development of ideas, often ones that are still in the making. What does emptiness consist of? On the face of it, this question seems senseless. Emptiness is called emptiness precisely because it consists of noting. But this is not exactly so. Absolute emptiness "exists" only theoretically. Real empty space, however, is not a simple void. It is a physical vacuum, a complex intermixture of spontaneously appearing and immediately...
Topics: physics, quantum mechanics, dirac sea, vacuum, elementary particles, ether, neutrinos, virtual...
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by S. V. Vonsovsky
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The book contains a fairly detailed though, of course, incomplete reference list, which may help to satisfy the reader who wishes to investigate anyone question in its entirity. The book opens with a review of the well-known aspects of magnetism of the elementary particle that was discovered first, the electron (Chapter 1). This is followed by a brief summary of data concerning the magnetic properties of atomic electron shells (Chapter 2). Chapter 3 is devoted to the magnetic properties of...
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The booklet deals with a fundamental method of analytical geometry and its ability to describe geometrical figures through equations. This method permits geometrical study and solution of geometrical problems by algebraic means, thus making a visual representation of complex spatial configurations superfluous. Considerable attention has been devoted to the question of representing geometrical figures through equations, which is often difficult for those who being to study the method of...
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by B. N. Ivanov
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In this post, we will see the book  Fundamentals of Physics  by B. N. Ivanov. About the book: The book being of­fered by the author differs from other existing books on the subject in its nontraditional approach to the course of phys­ics. The principle underlying the preparation of this course can be summarized as follows:  "From atom to matter". What prompted the author to adopt this approach? In­deed, the creation of new materials with unusual mechani­cal, thermal,...
Topics: physics, mechanics, electrodynamics, relativity, hydrodynamics, conservation laws, maxwell's...
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by S. Venetsky
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About For ages have metals faithfully served humanity in all its endeavours to conquer the elements, unravel the mysteries of Nature and build powerful machines and installations. The world of metals is diverse and absorbing. The history of some of its representatives, notably, copper, iron, lead, mercury, gold, silver and tin dates thousands of years back. Others were discovered within just a few recent decades. The properties of metals are extremely varied. Mercury will not freeze even at...
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Topics: science, metallurgy, elements, metals, chemistry, history of science, periodic table
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In this post, we will see the book  Introductory Mathematics for Engineers: Lectures in Higher Mathematics  by A. D. My š kis. About The Book The present book is based on lectures given by the author over a number of years to students of various engineering and physics. The book includes some optional can be skipped for the first reading. The corresponding Items m the table of contents are marked by an asterisk. ... The book is composed in such a way that it is possible to use it both for...
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by L. V. Tarasov
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About the Book The book aims at bringing the reader up-to-date with the latest achievements and trends in the physics of laser processes, as well as at  providing sufficient information so that the reader can then independently make use of specialized literature in this field. It describes the present state of affairs in the development of laser technology from the point of view of research as well as applications in various branches of industry. The book was translated from the Russian by Ram...
Topics: physics, lasers, light, applications of lasers, types of lasers, molecular lasers